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Articles from the November 14, 2019 edition

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Dayton Chamber celebrates excellence in the community

DAYTON-The Dayton Chamber's Community Choice Award for 2019 Citizen of the Year was presented to Liz Carson, for the decades she has spent researching and documenting Columbia County history. Ginny...

 

Waitsburg Parks & Recreation levy passes; Chapman, Chabre voted in to Waitburg & Prescott School Director positions

WAITSBURG—Pam Chapman narrowly defeated incumbent Randy Hinchliffe for the Waitsburg School Director position #5. Chapman received 51.91% of the vote total, while Hinchliffe drew 46.81%; there were three write-in votes. Chapman stated, “I was...

 

Dayton voters say yes to Mayor Weatherford and Dain Nysoe on the city council

DAYTON—Zac Weatherford will serve a four-year term as Dayton’s mayor beginning on January 1, 2020, according to unofficial results from last week’s general election. Weatherford received 66.49%...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago November 19, 2009 Odako Club was organized in October 1949, as a Jr. women’s Confederated Group with 12 charter members. Odako is an Indian name meaning friendship. Charter members included: Elizabeth Abbey, Sherrill Conover, Peggy...

 

City Council victor Dain Nysoe encourages participation, discourages reliance on social media for information

To the Editor: First of all, I would like to thank the voters in Dayton, for turning out during our recent elections. Our participation was the third highest in the state. During the local campaigns for Mayor and City Council members, there was an...

 

Weatherford thanks supporters

Dear Editor: Thank you so much to all the voters and supporters who helped me along the way to win this election. I couldn’t have done it without you. I’m excited to move forward with serving this community and continuing to work on improving...

 

Make time for giving

With the cold weather comes an array of options to help those less fortunate. You can start assembling your 12 Days Box, by adding a shelf-stable non-perishable item to your box once a day for 12 days to donate to the Waitsburg Resource Center’s...

 

WWCSO

October 16 Deputies investigated a burglary in the 500 block of Second Avenue. Burbank, WA. November 4 Deputies investigated a theft in in the 100 block of Opal Avenue. Prescott, WA. November 5 The RP called to report that his cell phone was taken...

 

BIRTHDAYS

November 14: Ellie Bartlow, Bert Aylward, Corrine McKinley, Wally Bird, Ariel Wood, Linda Henze, Willie Hobson, Randall Hinchliffe, Sydney Eng. November 15: Dorne Hall, Ellsworth Conover, Jan Eastman, Mike Duckworth, Jule Presler, Jonathon Lambert,...

 

Providence St. Mary Medical Center donates $15,000 to Trilogy Recovery Community

WALLA WALLA—Providence St. Mary Medical Center has donated $15,000 to the Trilogy Recovery Community for its work helping individuals recover from substance misuse and addiction. Trilogy offers counseling, support groups, classes, supportive...

 

Sherwood Trust seeks next Chief Executive Officer

WALLA WALLA—The board of directors of Sherwood Trust seeks a dynamic organizational and community leader to partner in building on its significant philanthropic and community development achievements. Danielle Garbe Reser, CEO of the private...

 

GET Program Open Enrollment

OLYMPIA—Washington State’s GET (Guaranteed Education Tuition) program is now open for a new enrollment period, providing families a fresh opportunity to start saving for future college costs while their children are young. The 2019-2020...

 

Adult Protective Services announces new centralized phone number

OLYMPIA—The Department of Social and Health Services’ Adult Protective Services has a new centralized intake phone number to receive all reports of suspected abuse, neglect, self-neglect, abandonment and financial exploitation of vulnerable adu...

 

Columbia Pulp wins excellence in development finance project award

The Washington Economic Development Finance Authority in Seattle, WA recently recognized the Columbia Pulp I project for their excellent use of financing tools for economic development. Columbia Pulp I is a wheat straw-to-paper pulp facility in...

 

Walla Walla Soap Company, locally sourced and made

Walla Walla Soap Company owner and creator Lyndsey Krueger had her wares for sale at the 3rd Annual Blush Holiday Open House and Waitsburg Holiday Mingle last Wednesday. Her handmade soaps come in a...

 

Blue Mountain Regional Trails Plan stakeholders receive 2019 Smart Communities, Smart Partnership award from Gov. Jay Inslee

WALLA WALLA-The Blue Mountain Regional Trails Plan has garnered the 2019 Smart Communities, Smart Partnership award from Washington State Governor Jay Inslee. Over thirty stakeholders were on hand to...

 

Women were Columbia County Extension Agents, too

DAYTON-Dayton resident Carol Anderson was also a county extension agent, in the Dayton Office. Anderson said she wasn't the only female county agent, here. Rosealee Boyd, and Faye Rainwater served...

 

New Fire Commissioner sworn in

Walla Walla—Columbia County Fire district #2 held a meeting of the commissioners on Wednesday, November 5th at the Fire Hall in Waitsburg. Commissioners in attendance were Deb Fulton, Jake Long,...

 

New book celebrates Washington's literary heritage

PULLMAN—Written to spark interest in and celebrate the Northwest’s literary heritage, a new essay collection, Salmon Eaters to Sagebrushers: Washington’s Lost Literary Legacy, has just been published by Washington State University (WSU)...

 

Friends of Dayton Library add AED to Delany room

DAYTON-The Friends of the Dayton Memorial Library (FOL) is pleased to announce the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) which is now installed at the library. The purchase was funded...

 

Bluewood Ski Area guest appreciation month - your chance to win lift tickets

If you’re a member of the Bluewood Text Club, you have 40 chances to win a free lift ticket in the month of November—and 10 days beyond! Bluewood’s Guest Appreciation Month is November, but...

 

Sen. Maureen Walsh won't seek re-election

OLYMPIA—State Senator Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, is announcing she will not seek re-election to her seat, but will complete the last year of her term, which ends Jan. 11, 2021. Walsh’s...

 

Out & About: Waitsburg FFA has a busy time in Indiana

WAITSBURG-Six Waitsburg FFA members, dressed in their official FFA dress, jumped on a 5:00 a.m. flight from Walla Walla to Chicago last Monday. The students were headed to Indianapolis for the 92nd...

 

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